aquatic plant?

SknowlesyJune 2, 2014

Does anyone know what this aquatic plant is? it is in a pond at keele university in staffordshire uk

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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Looks like some sort of Iris....Blue Flag?

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 8:27AM
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linaria_gw

It's either Acorus calamus or Iris pseudacorus. Those ripples in the blade are the clincher, can't remember whether Wcorus had it ( or not). Acorus leaves would smell if crushed.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 9:14AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

I think I'd go for Acorus calamus if pushed. Iris pseudacorus are already in bloom and tend to grow much more densely.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 10:10AM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Acorus calamus has the waviness on the leaf, also a single prominent vein a little to one side of the middle of the blade. The spicy-sweet smell of the leaves is distinctive.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 10:13AM
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